Category Archives: art

2186 – the Dutch photographer Cas Oorthuys and Athos in 1957-3

The third contact print from the Cas Oorthuys files in the Dutch photo museum contains pictures of Simonos Petras and Docheiariou. He did not visit these monasteries, because photographs up close are missing. And on this contact print number 99027 I run … Continue reading

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2185 – the Dutch photographer Cas Oorthuys and Athos in 1957-2

The second contact print from the Cas Oorthuys files in the Dutch photo museum contains pictures of Karyes, the Protaton church, and pictures of men (with the writer A. den Doolaard?) on the road with mules, probably going from Karyes … Continue reading

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2184 – the Dutch photographer Cas Oorthuys and Athos in 1957 -1

Already 12 years ago I expressed my wishes to show you more about the journey of one of the most famous Dutch photographers, Cas Oorthuys, to the Holy Mountain, together with the Dutch writer A. den Doolaard (link to my … Continue reading

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2174 – Athos related Portable Icons part 2

I have scanned the Athos Digital Heritage database on Portable Icons that have a direct connection with the Holy Mountain. Here is the second part. First the title, then the year when it was made and finally the owner of … Continue reading

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2168 – Special Offer nr 5: 50% discount on watercolors of Christos Baloukos

This week I will end the special offers with – for the time being – the last two watercolors of the Greek artist Christis Baloukos: houses near Dionysiou and Ivirón. The terms are the same as the watercolors for sale … Continue reading

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2165 – The world famous architect, Le Corbusier (1887–1965) travelled to Mount Athos in 1911 and experienced the happiest days of his life. Or: how the Holy Mountain influenced his work.

Le Corbusier became one of the world’s most renowned architects of the twentieth century. The importance of his visit to the Holy Mountain is not very common knowledge. He visited Mount Athos only once. But it made a lasting impression … Continue reading

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2164 – Special Offer nr 3: 50% discount on watercolors of Christos Baloukos

The next three watercolors by the Greek artist Christos Baloukos, that Athosweblog we can offer exclusively to our readers for € 300,00 are from: Docheiariou Agiou Paulou and Stavronikita All watercolors are unique, so there are no other copies of … Continue reading

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2163 – more Special Offers: Athos watercolors by Christos Baloukos

In post 2161 I showed the first three of the in total 17 watercolors that will be on sale with a 50% discount for readers of our Athosweblog. Today I proudly present the next three watercolors, two of them are … Continue reading

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2161 – Athos watercolors painted by Christos Baloukos for sale with 50% discount

We proudly present on our weblog a special offer for all our readers: due to a co-operative between athosweblog and the Greek artist Christos Baloukos we are able to present in the comming months some of the watercolors taht he … Continue reading

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2157 – The making of an iPad drawing of Dochiariou. The art of Tim Vyner.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/145853882 Tim Vyner, a British painter, received a bursary to draw all of the twenty Monasteries on Mount Athos. Some of the work he did on his iPad. There is a film of his iPad drawing of Dochiariou on Vimeo, … Continue reading

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